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2003/10/14 23:39:17 (permalink)

balance of strength

I hear that you should optimally keep your pressing strength and your pulling strength near the same levels so you dont incur injuries etc, example you should be able to row about what you bench. Does this go for dips and chins as well? Because I do dips instead of benching anymore and I can dip way more weight than I can chin. Just wondering if that applies too.
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    RE: balance of strength 2003/10/15 05:45:19 (permalink)
    hmm... for me its the other way around... i can pull way more weight than i can press out... i always thought that one's pulling strength should always be greater than pushing strength.. but i could be wrong
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    RE: balance of strength 2003/10/16 04:08:34 (permalink)
    are you counting deads as pulling. if so then hell yea i can dead alot more than i can press.
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    RE: balance of strength 2003/10/16 08:16:45 (permalink)
    well of course if you count deads, i recently dropped benching for dips because ive heard good things... and i like the open kinetic chain aspect of them. its just i cant chin nearly the weight i dip so i was just wondering, cause i heard you should keep your row strength about the same as your bench, or try to anyway. was wondering if that applied to dips/chins too is all. I just feel that dips are a more practical exercise over bench because you have to have a bench to push off of and dips obviously dont.
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    RE: balance of strength 2003/10/16 08:32:03 (permalink)
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    I hear that you should optimally keep your pressing strength and your pulling strength near the same levels so you dont incur injuries etc
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    IMO, It's all about balance, as your title of the thread states. Opposing muscle groups need to function synergistically so one does not cause the other to favor. Bi's/tri's, quads'/hams, abdominus/spinal erectors, etc... Dumbell movements are great antogonists to help facilitate even/uniform development, strength, and conditioning.
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    RE: balance of strength 2003/10/16 16:50:13 (permalink)
    hmm..i dip with 45 kilos and chin with 5! also bench 120, row 90....just
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